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PRE-READING

1. Look at the images below

2. What can you see in the pictures? Answer in 3. Do you consider a dentistry career as a
Spanish. good choice as a job for living? Why? Answer
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4. What do you think the text will be about? Answer in Spanish.
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READING
5. Read the text. Cognates are the
Why should I study dentistry? Words that have
similar spelling and
Dentistry is a profession dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, the same meaning
and treatment of oral diseases and disorders, with primary in two languages.
emphasis on the health of teeth and gums. In a sense, dentistry is
a medical subspecialty. Good oral health is critical to human
psychological and physical well-being since the state of the teeth 6. Where your predictions correct?
affects speech and expression, and, also, systemic diseases
frequently manifest themselves in the oral cavity.

There are more than 150,000 active dentists in the United States; 7. Did you find words in the text that
most of them are in private. Of those in private practices, 80% are are familiar in Spanish? Write them
general practitioners who are contributing to the improvement of down.
their communities' health standards and are rewarded by having _______________________________
favorable working conditions and ample financial remuneration. _______________________________
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Many thousands of dentists hold positions as commissioned
officers in the armed forces. Others are employed by the Veterans 8. Do you know other cognates that
Administration and in public health dentistry at the state or local are not in text? Write them down.
level. There are also several thousand full- or part-time teachers, ______________________________
administrators, and investigators in dental schools and in dental ______________________________
research laboratories. ______________________________
http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/100000689/Dentistry-
Career.html
READING
9. Underline the words that you do not know in the text.
REMEMBER:
The most efficient way of handling an
10. Read the context where DISEASE is and guess unfamiliar word is to guess what it
means by looking at the context.
the possible meanings of the Word (write them
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down): . ..
Now, check in the dictionary!
.. . ..
11. Check in the dictionary the word DISEASE and fill the boxes below.

Disease /dziz/

ENTRY WORD .. .. ..

( )/ / [ ]
12. Go to the dictionary again and look the introductory page, find these abbreviations. Write them in
Spanish.

v n adj adv art pron prep conj


dj vdj dj dj dj
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POST-READING
13. Did you search information about Dentistry before deciding to study it? Did that information that
you found help you to decide study it? How? Answer in Spanish.
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14. Which one of the next techniques do you think is the best when you dont know the meaning of a
word? Choose the best answer and say why.
-Using the dictionary -Asking a friend -Finding cognates -Using context -Guessing

15. Do you think that using the dictionary when you read is helpful? Why? Answer in Spanish.
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16. Do you think it is necessary to look up the meaning of all unknown words in a text? Why? Answer
in Spanish.

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HOMEWORK: Bring a short biography about your favorite player (any sport) and underline the next information
from the text: Name, game practiced and the most important record.